Button Battery Code Adopted by Retailers to Reduce Child Injuries and Deaths

 In Aldi, Australia, Coles, NewZealand, Woolworths
Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Energiser Australia and Officeworks are among major retailers who have adopted a new voluntary industry code designed to reduce the number of Australian children killed and injured after swallowing button batteries.
The Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries has been developed by a range of businesses, with support from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state regulators.
The code comes in response to the 20 Australian children that are still taken to emergency rooms every week, after suspected exposure to button batteries. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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